Friday, March 8, 2013

Know any good books?

I'm officially in a book slump. I just have not been able to get into any book that I've tried to read this week. My most recent DNF was "The Diviners," by Libba Bray, which was beautifully written, but the main character got on my nerves, the 1920s slang got old fast, and the bad guy totally creeped me out. So after 100 pages, I put it down and couldn't find the motivation to pick it up again. Now I'm working my way through a non-fiction called "Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History," by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, but since I'm not a big non-fiction fan, it is slow, slow going.

I just want a good book, you know? One of those books that I can't put down. One of those books that when I do have to put it down, I want to keep it right next to me just in case I get an unexpected moment to read it. One of those books that makes my breath catch because it's quietly, unexpectedly perfect. I want a book to fall in love with, in other words.

I have some books on request at the library that should be coming in soon, but in the meantime, got any recommendations for me? Any all-time favorites or recent finds of any genre? Help a sister out, would you? I'm desperate here.  


  1. I hate slumps! Usually I just re-read some favorite books. If you haven't read the Everneath books, I really liked those. I have Mind Games by Kiersten White from the library, and that's supposed to be really good too.
    Good luck!

  2. Pivot Point and Eleanor & Park are recent reads I loved. Reading slumps are no fun. :( I hope you find something soon!

  3. Well, you read UNSTICKY and that would have been my suggestion.

    So I am going to go with ARCHANGEL by Sharon Shinn. Have you read it yet? If not, then THAT is definitely my recommendation.

  4. How did I miss this post?? I'm trying to think of some of the other books you've enjoyed. I feel like you're more of a contemp girl and since you're not adverse to middle grade I fully recommend you try The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It by Lisa Shanahan. It's a mouthful of a title but I am head over heels for the story. Are you a fan of Gail Carriger? She has a new YA book out. It looks pretty good too.


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